And just like that, it’s the last four months of the year, popularly called the MBER months. It’s suppose to be because they all end in MBER, but October doesn’t. So, fail?

August was great, and if you read the July Recap, I’m sure you’re wondering how the whole 30 Challenge went for me!

August 2016 blog recap kacheetee

Well it didn’t. It was cut down to Whole 15, as I stopped on the 15th day. But I honestly loved it. And I will do it again, with proper planning. Maybe in October. Other than that, I did braid my hair. It’s rough now and I’m wondering what else I can do (Ideas welcome please!). I haven’t managed to finish reading both books as planned, but so far so amazing! I’ll do a recap of the books hopefully. We did have an out door picnic, on bank holiday Monday. You may have seen some from my Instagram stories. 

Without much ado, let’s dive in to the purpose of this post. 

  • Eating: – at home! This month, I need to get my meal prep game back. I think we ate out a lot in the past month, and we all know how money goes once you eat out. So I’ll be using my own tips for better meal prepping
  • Reading: Same two books I intended to read in August. But I’ve also heard so much about Girl Boss, so I’m getting that as well – if September doesn’t whiff past me again. 
  • Wanting: To actually rock my un-relaxed natural hair. I don’t have proper records, but I’m certain it’s being over a year I stopped relaxing my hair, and all my hair should be unrelaxed now. But I’ve never really rocked it. You know how all our fly naturalistas rock the knots, twists and the fro. Maybe just before I tuck it all up again, I’ll make an attempt. 
  • Wondering: if my skin is really glowing. A couple of people have said it is, but I can’t see the glow. Tee says I use glasses so that’s why I can’t see it. Really Boo? If it is, then let me stock up on more Coconut Oil! I must admit it seems to look more moisturised than before.
  •  Loving: being Married. Honestly glad, we didn’t have any inter-ethnic dramas. It’s so unnecessary. Did Dr N’s story give you goosebumps?  It sure gave me. My friend said she even cried her eyes out while reading. 
  • Hoping: I find amazing brown skin tights. Autumn/ Winter is upon us, and there are sometimes It’ll be great to simply wear an outfit without black tights.  Has anyone got any recommendations?
  • Drinking: Green Tea in a Starbucks Cup. Let me explain. I’ve always fancied  those Starbucks kind coffee cups, but I don’t drink Coffee and I didn’t really realise they sold teas as well. So now that they do, I’m buying more green tea in those cups! To be honest, the frugal in me will rather buy a pack of tea of £1.50 (with 25 tea bags) than buy one cup for £0.75p. So trust me this love won’t be for too long.
  • Liking: all the comments you’ll leave in this space! I really go back to read them all over and sometimes I laugh out so loud. Thank you! I hope we can meet up soon or maybe even have a party, as I said in this post.
  • Marvelling: at the story of Daniel in the bible. From not eating the King’s food, to interpreting his dreams, to his friends been thrown into the furnace and then him in the lions den. Such a story of complete trust in God we should aspire to. I’m think of reading Esther next. It’s been tugging in my heart. What’s your best  book of the Old Testament? Oh btw, did you know that Shedrack Meshach and Abednego were their Babylonian names. Their original names were Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. I’m just wondering why Daniel’s Babylonian name didn’t really take effect, as he was renamed Belteshazzar.
  • Wearing: More tops with Sleeves! I think I’m over the off shoulder trend. Which is strange considering what I said in this post. But I think I’ve overdone it. Just for fun, I may a blog post this month on the times I rocked the trend. For now, you can see that I wore it here for my office Christmas Party, here for my 26th Birthday (with my TwentySix Skirt), here in Cornwall, and same romper in La Campagne Resort, Lagos.
  • Wasting: no time in deleting junk and scam emails! Gosh. Not sure why I get so many in my outlook account. Some are actually SO good, I almost fall.  Hope you checked out this post on cyber security and staying safe online. Useful tips – if I do say so myself!
  • Feeling: giddy that I may actually be ticking off two things off my tech wishlist.  Can you guess which ones? I hope they live up to expectation and I’m not inclined to return them – the way I almost always return shoes, as I said in this post
  • Playing:  with Font Apps! You’ve probably noticed from my IG, and the photo in this post. It relieves stress for me. Lol!
  • Looking: forward to the future. I’m just so excited about it all areas – Career, Family, Community. 
  • Following: More people who inspire! I’m sure you pretty much know Mark Zuckerberg paid Lagos a visit! I spent some time on his page and was just so pumped. While we are it at, check out this link on 11 Nigerians who work with Mark at Facebook. Impressive. Who’s inspiring you these days? Please share. If you haven’t, stop by out We Interview page, and see some ladies who inspire us!
  • Noticing:  how I’ve come to love photos. It’s weird because I actually hated photos, and always used to tell people “Sorry I don’t take pictures”. I still don’t really like people taking a photo of me, but if it’s on my phone or camera, I don’t really mind because I have control and can delete it. Lol! Hard to believe that a certain someone now thinks I take too many. *insert roll eyes smiley*
  • Creating: my CV. Honestly. Don’t roll your eyes. Those things take so much time to put together, if we want to do a good job. I’m actually planning a post on CV tips. And I’m currently reviewing a few people’s CVs as well. I have so much to say about CVs but now is not the time. I tweeted the education bit of my CV and people were saying good stuff which made me really shy. Do you find it hard to take a compliment / praise?
  • Waiting: to officially change my last name. I’m done with having two ‘different’ surnames and being a Social Media Mrs. But the paper work! *wailing*
  • Knowing:  I need to sort out the Blog Newsletters. But, procrastination. Hopefully, I’ll do it before September runs out! You need to be a subscriber to get it though! Whatchu waiting for? 
  • Thinking: of what to do for our Christmas Cards this year! I know it’s pretty early, but we need to take photos, and then order the cards, address them and get them to Nigeria before Christmas. So best to start planning early. I think this is one great tradition for couples!. 
  • Opening: a new chapter at work. Essentially even though I was already a lawyer in Nigeria, I had to do a two year re-qualification here in the UK. September marks the last six months of that period, and by God’s grace I’ll be UK qualified in March. Home stretch time!
  • Wishing: things get better in Nigeria. It’s depressing to think of how much potential that country has and yet how much we lack. Sigh. 

That’s pretty much it. On the blog front, I interviewed Haneefah, and was genuinely surprised at how popular the toothbrush post was! It was hilarious, and the comments get me all the time. If you missed it, it’s one you should check out. And if you want another one, I recommend the unleashing your inner child and 5 Different Support Networks You Should Have! OK, that’s two. 

How was August for  you? What are you hoping to do and achieve this September? Share with us! 

Hope you have an amazing month, filled with good news and so much positivity! 

Love, 

Kachee… xX

pS: I think I really do talk a lot. This post looks long. If you read it all. Hi 5. Plus I know there’s quite a lot of links on there. But you know, we get new readers all the time, and great to show them old posts.


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  1. Chidinma

    September 2, 2016 at 14:56

    The end part of August was really good to me. That’s all I’d say. Hii Kacheetee. All the best darling.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 2, 2016 at 15:08

      I wish you’d tell us more! But I’m glad the end part was great. I hope September is even better! 💛💛

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  2. Chidinma

    September 2, 2016 at 14:58

    And yeah. Disqus is really cool.

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  3. Olaa Bobade

    September 2, 2016 at 15:37

    I enjoyed reading this. Yes, your pictures say your skin is glowing. Coconut oil is the secret? Share button to whatsapp is cool. Happy New Month Kachee.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 2, 2016 at 15:39

      Thank you!! Maybe that’s the secret oh. I used it the entire month of August. Let’s keep seeing! Thanks again and share 😬😬😬

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  4. Abby

    September 2, 2016 at 19:35

    Love your recaps!I’m doing the whole30 this September. I hope I make it through though 😁😁.Let your hair out and let’s see your fro I’m sure it’s pretty!Check out nubianskin for tights. They’ve got really nice options.And I totally get what you mean with CVs. I’ve been editing mine for about two weeks now!I’m probably the only one that didn’t get in on that off shoulder trend (which is weird cos my sister makes them 😐😑) lol.Ok, my comment is becoming a post. Lol.Have a Blessed September Kacheetee! Xx

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 2, 2016 at 19:55

      Hol Up!! Is Kunmi your sister??? Hahaha. All the best with whole 30! Let me know how it goes. I’ll check out NubianSkin def. Thank you Abby! You too. ❤️❤️

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      • Abby

        September 4, 2016 at 15:27

        Yes she is 🙂

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  5. Okoro Yvonne

    September 2, 2016 at 20:00

    Hy KacheeTeeI’m hoping things get better in Nigeria too. I just keep praying.I marvelled at Hosea and Gomer’s story. The love is way beyond my mind can fathom.Have a great September.www.yvonnyblog.wordpress.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 4, 2016 at 21:27

      I actually don’t know the story of Hosea and Gomer. Lol! But definitely going to check it out. Have a great month Yvonne!

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  6. Precious

    September 3, 2016 at 02:50

    Hi Kachee,I see you’ve installed Shareholic. You are such a smart chic! At least you made it to Whole15 and that is a good thing!There are lots of YouTube tutorials on how to rock your natural hair. It is worth trying.Marriage is such a beautiful thing, dearie. Enjoy!The story of Daniel is such a proof of God’s power. Didn’t know the bit about Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego.I see a DSLR on the way…Have a great month of September, sweetie!PreciousCore.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 4, 2016 at 21:26

      Precious! I was going to send a message saying thank you. I wasn’t sure it will work on SquareSpace where my site is hosted, but I decided to give it a try. Thank you so much. God bless you! Have a great month.

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  7. Demilade

    September 3, 2016 at 11:18

    Love this post!I’m hoping things get better in Nigeria too.Yay, you’re going to get Girl Boss,can’t wait for you to read it!Can’t wait to see you rock your natural hair! xxcocobellablog.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 4, 2016 at 21:28

      I pray I don’t back out of the hair oh! But I really want to. Thank you so much Demi.

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  8. Bubu Green

    September 3, 2016 at 12:39

    Ah Kachee! August was good. September will even be better. I see the beats Bluetooth headphones coming your way. Please do a post on CVs , I always have a heart ache preparing mine. It’s just so sweet that you take time to study the Bible. Beauty, brains and Godly. You are the Real MVP. So I guess you are getting shy as I’m dishing out the praises. Lol. That’s the idea. Face it cos it’s the truth. Honestly, I love Disqus. I didn’t, at first cos I was required to ‘cross seven seas’ to get here but it’s really cool. Weldone Babe!http://www.bubusboulevard.c

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  9. Tunrie

    September 3, 2016 at 19:34

    Mama I made it! You’ve come so far (all [well most of] those links lead to posts you created!) and you’re inspiring. That glow is real best believe it! Je suis plein d’espoir pour ce mois. I look forward to the amazing testimonies to come!

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  10. Zinny

    September 3, 2016 at 20:05

    Hey Kachee, nice post as always. August was so great and September has started out even better. Please rock your natural hair, it’s stress free. As for your Resume or CV, if you need any help with that, you know I can help (HR life lol). Have a great month Kachee.www.zinnyfactor.com

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 5, 2016 at 10:14

      Ah Zinny. Natural hair and stress free in the same sentence? Lol!I’ll actually prob need your help for a few things. I’ll be in touch! Xx

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  11. Sarah Enuwa Audu

    September 4, 2016 at 20:09

    Lol girl you do like to talk but that’s okay its perfectly understandable. Now for my favourite new testament book, its hard to say but I loved the book of Esther, so many practical lessons learned plus it felt like I was reading a novel. And I too pray Nigeria gets better, everything just sucjs right now but it will get better, it must. And the CV tips will be really helpful.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 4, 2016 at 21:30

      I’ll surely do the CV tips. YAY! My mind has been on Esther as well. Never really read it in detail, but I will. Thanks Sarah! Xx

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  12. Berry Dakara

    September 6, 2016 at 00:49

    Ho Mai Gerd. I have to come back and re-read the remaining. The ones I read so far were interesting though. My, did you have a busy August or what?!Berry Dakara Blog

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 6, 2016 at 09:20

      Lmfao!! I apologised at the end. I guess I do talk a lot! Looool.

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  13. Tunrayo A.

    September 6, 2016 at 20:07

    I haven’t read the toothbrush post yet but I definitely can’t my share my toothbrush with anyone. Not even my future husband or child.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 7, 2016 at 05:24

      Lool! You should read the post! Your child though? That’s a deeper level. I’ll def share if necessary.

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      • Cara

        September 7, 2016 at 19:16

        I share mine with my partner and kids, lol. What’s the deal??!! Haha

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        • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

          September 8, 2016 at 08:51

          No deal oh Cara. So not a biggie. Carry on!

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  14. TheShanyiLife

    September 7, 2016 at 19:19

    I tried to add the share thingy to my blog but ‘e no gree o’. I also need to write my CV.Dr N’s story made my heart bleed. I should be able to share my inter ethnic marriage story here too Cus I’m pretty sure I’d get married to a Yoruba guy and mom is already saying ‘tufiakwa’. When we get to that bridge we’d cross it. I envy how you compile your monthly recap o. I tried but ‘e no gree’ too. I shall try again.http://www.theshanyilife.co

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 8, 2016 at 08:49

      It was pretty easy oh. Try again love. I think it’s a useful plugin. Sigh! Please try to start talking to your mum. The earlier the better. Feel free to show here these success stories. Thanks darling.. Just try. You can start with just a few. I think this one was too long sef.

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  15. Omowumi Oguntuase

    September 8, 2016 at 08:46

    August was a turning point for me in so many ways and I am so grateful to God. September is looking great already and I am getting stronger in my relationship with God which is one of my requests when this year started, it feels so good too. I pray we all have a reason to testify at the end of this month. Have a great one Kachee!https://wumituase.wordpress

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      September 8, 2016 at 08:53

      You too darling! Improving my relationship with God was definitely on my list this year as well. Amen and Amen!! You too darling!

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  16. Amakamedia

    September 8, 2016 at 16:45

    Interesting recap here, KacheeTee. Seems like you’ve got your life well put together. I admire how you take stock of your wishing, wanting and wondering.Congratulations in advance on your UK qualification. E no easy!

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